Two Way Tote
The best of VB
I purchased multiple bags from VB, and finally I got the winner! I like hand held bags with wide opening , just enough space for necessities and some documents. Most of the totes are too big and casual for work, and most of the handbags are structured shoulder bags which don't hold file folders easily. Two way totes are just perfect style and size for work. It looks more presentable than totes, it holds a lot yet compact size. The unexpected bonus for me was the shoulder strap, which I thought I will never use, but turned out very handy for grocery shopping on the way from work. I like the fact that there is no outside pocket because this contributes to stylish appearance outside. It sits upright nicely and extra details like pleated side adds beauty to this bag. Please bring back more hand held bags like this!
April 3, 2014
My husband gave this as a gift for xmas in Plum Crazy. Initially I wasn't sure how I'd like the snap closure (I'm a zipper gal), but the cross-body style and rolled handles combo won me over. The bag has held its shape quite well and can hold a fair amount of stuff. It could use a couple more pockets, but isn't a major problem a cosmetic case can't fix.
March 24, 2014
Fabric wore out on bottom.
I bought this in Heather, beautiful bag, but I had to return after using it for 6 months. The fabric wore out on the bottom, in several places, I could see the foam that was used for batting.
February 28, 2014
Please tweak this and bring it back!
I LOVE this bag! The shape is so attractive and perfect size for daily use for me. I currently have it in 2 colors and plan to get more.
Things to know:
1. There is only about 9"H of usable space in the middle of the bag because of the snap.
2. It can fit a good bit but if the snap doesnt close it can look awkward when carried on the shoulder or crossbody.
3. No outside pockets
That being said, I love the style and functionality of this bag. I typically carry it by hand or in the crook of my arm but love having the long strap to wear on my shoulder or crossbody. The only thing I would change is to add a pocket to the outside. Oh and make the magnetic closure a tad stronger. If they fixed those 2 things I would buy it in a dozen colors!!! Maybe not, but definitely 6-8!
February 19, 2014
Good for school as well
I bought the Two Way Tote in Canyon because neutral colors are my thing. It fits my school supplies including my 5-subject notebook and half-inch binder. The only problem I have with the tote is that it doesn't have a zipper to seal everything in case it rains or snows. Plus, the buttons won't close because I have so much stuff...not really, just two items and one calcucator. But overally, I simply adore this tote!
February 15, 2014
I bought this bag without seeing it person first. I was so happy when it arrived---perfect size, versatile, and great shape. Don't hesitate!
February 7, 2014
Two Way Tote - great work bag
I have 6 of these bags. Stocked up when it appeared they were discontinuing this design. This is perfect for all the things I carry back and forth to my work. They should not discontinue it. Would love to see it in more colors. It is the perfect size and shape and the crossbody style with the small handle just make it perfect.
February 4, 2014
I have been looking for something like this for decades. I used to like the Banana style purse but they faded out of fashion. This tote is AWESOME! Just the right size to shop, travel, or everyday use. I live in germany and so many people have inquired about where to get one just like it. It is truely versital can be carried like a shopping bag on the two handles, like a purse on the shoulder, like a creossbody to keep hands free or you can fold it over and carry it under your arm. What more could a woman ask for, :).
January 31, 2014
One of my favorites
I have a couple vb bags and all of them are great but this one is probably my favorite. The two way tote is big enough to comfortably hold my wallet, my ipad, my cell phone, my makeup bag, a container of lotion, a water bottle, and body spray. The three inside pockets and a zipper compartment on the inside makes it perfect for organization. Also, I really like how you can carry the bag by the handles or make it a crossbody. You will definitely not be disappointed if you purchase this bag.
January 17, 2014
Great knitting bag
I usually keep an on-the-go knitting project with me. The two-way tote is an attractive way to carry my project, the usual purse contents plus an e-Reader without bulk. The cross body strap is great for getting around town on the bus or subway. The bag is deep enough so the contents don't fall out but slim enough to be worn close to the body. Plus there's no zipper or velcro to damage my yarn.
I've purchased quite a few of this tote in different colors so there's always a knitting project bagged and ready to go.
January 8, 2014